Review: Jaybird Reign Fitness Tracker

For the past week, I’ve been rocking a new accessory on my left wrist – the Jaybird Reign Activity Tracker. Introduced earlier this year at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Reign goes above and beyond what other activity trackers offer by encouraging balance and prompting those who wear it to improve their habits. It tells you when you need more sleep, when you need to take it easy, and when you are your optimal self, and I recently got a chance to take one for a test drive. Here’s my take after wearing Reign 24/7 for one week.

Review: How do Sennheiser’s Momentum In-Ear Headphones stack up?

There are a lot of over-ear and in-ear musical listening options out there. What separates them all are the features they provide and the overall musical and construction quality. Sennheiser is pretty reliable when it comes to quality audio products and they’ve specialized their Momentum line toward the type of device you have (Android or iOS.) Let’s take a look at how these stack up against the competition!

What I’ve learned about headphones

In my five years as a blogger for Best Buy, I’ve reviewed a wide variety of products. From Blu-ray disc players to low-oil fryers, I’ve had a blast testing products and reporting my findings on the Plug-In Blog. But looking back at the past year, there was one product I tested far more than any other–headphones. So I thought I’d answer a few questions that might be on your mind, summarize for you what I learned about the different types of headphones, and share some insights that might prove to be useful to you.

Review: Make a splash with Sony’s Waterproof mp3 sport headphones!

Sony’s new swimmable mp3 sport headphones are waterproof. What does that mean? You can take it anywhere you do your exercise without leaving your music behind, including the pool! With features like a tangle-free wire, 4 GB internal memory, quick charging and easy music importing, you can get into your workouts faster without worrying about where you’re going to stick your usual mp3 player.

Review: Jaybird Freedom Wireless Earbuds

 Jaybird’s X2 Bluetooth Wireless earbuds have been a top choice for fitness enthusiasts, and for good reason. No wires connecting to your mobile device, excellent fit, sweat-proof design, decent battery life and high quality sound. The new Jaybird Freedom earbuds take the X2’s best features to the next level, with a new micro size metal design for improved fit and sound, and a clip-on external battery for 8-hours of use between charges.

Review: Bose® SoundTrue® around-ear headphones II

Bose® is well known for its industry innovations and reputation for delivering high quality products with superior sound quality, so needless to say, I was pretty excited when I was asked to review the Bose® SoundTrue® around-ear headphones II. So, how’d they do? Pretty great! 

The Very Best Headphones – According to the Harshest Critics!

If you are looking for new headphones, there is an unbelievable assortment to choose from. In figuring out which ones are best, you could research lab evaluations and critiques, or compare technical specifications but there are a few problems with doing this. First of all, technical superiority tends to mean “more expensive.” What you really want are the best ones in your price range. Technical specs often aren’t easy to decipher, and usually don’t point to a clear-cut winner, and they can’t account for personal preferences.  After all, there is a personal element to what type of sound people like. So rather than rely on the audiophile experts, who can recite frequency response and impedance statistics, why not rely on the toughest critics of all – other consumers?

Review: Jabra Wireless Sports Earbuds

A few weeks ago I launched myself into a fitness program that makes cross-fit look like a walk in the park with a bunch of puppies. Needless to say, it’s tough. So you can imagine how excited I was when I was asked to review three different pairs of wireless ear buds from Jabra. I mean, if any workout was going to test the limits of headphones, the one I’ve embarked on was definitely going to do the trick.

Review: Plantronics RIG Gaming Headset

I’m an easy to please gamer tired of all the clutter in my living room and home office.  I’m tired of having to buy a headset for my PC, XBox, Nintendo and Playstation systems because they’re only made and optimized for that specific console.  How hard would it be to have something that was all-encompassing, doesn’t break the bank and doesn’t skimp on sound quality?  Not hard at all according to Plantronics, who believe their RIG Headset is all this and more.  Click below for my review of this dynamic headset.

Jabra Elite 65t Wireless Earbud Review

Looking for a set of fully wireless earbuds? Jabra Elite 65t delivers excellent sound quality, EQ control through the Sound+ app, great battery life and more.

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